A Crisis in Crisis

Homelessness organisations from Melbourne’s north and west have been holding emergency talks today at the launch of a report by the North & West Homelessness Networks (NWHNs) that reveals that homelessness services are struggling to find suitable accommodation for people in crisis.

A Crisis in Crisis: The appalling state of emergency accommodation in Melbourne’s north and west reveals that the 423 official, government-funded crisis beds in Victoria are overflowing and there is no affordable housing for people when they exit homelessness services. 

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Jesse's story

Jesse (name changed to protect his identity) is 21 years old and has been living in a Hope Street residential unit for the past three years, after becoming homeless at the age of 16 when his family kicked him out.

"I failed year 11 because I got diagnosed with diabetes that year and before the diagnosis I kept falling asleep in class – I just couldn't keep my eyes open. I ended up in hospital for a month. When I got out I tried my hardest to get back into schooling and to do well, but I ended up failing. My parents, they didn't like that."

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Photography shoot for Hope Street

Renowned photographer Shannyn Higgins conducted a photo shoot for Hope Street on 17 January. Shannyn visited three Hope Street sites across Melbourne – Brunswick, Thomastown and Melton - and photographed 16 young clients aged 16-24 years old, and two of their newborn babies.

The photos will be used through marketing materials to communicate the work that Hope Street does and the impact the organisation has on young people who are experiencing homelessness.

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Hope Street’s corporate partners spread the Christmas joy!

Christmas can be a challenging time for young people who are experiencing homelessness, but Hope Street Youth and Family Services and its corporate partners are doing what they can to spread some festive cheer.

Four corporate partners - Ecodynamics, Mirvac, Woodgrove Shopping Centre and Stramit – have joined with Hope Street for a Christmas appeal that will see over 70 young people receive Christmas gifts, food hampers and gift vouchers. The youth are either accommodated at Hope Street's refuge or residential accommodation sites in Brunswick, Whittlesea or Melton, or are receiving outreach services.

Each Hope Street site has also received a Christmas tree, which the young people have helped to decorate.

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Hope to Home in Whittlesea

FEATURED PILOT PROGRAM: Hope to Home in Whittlesea

Many young people face obstacles when trying to secure stable accommodation due to no rental history, lack of affordable housing, and no employment to sustain rental leases.  The Hope to Home in Whittlesea pilot program will address these issues by:

  • Facilitating the transition of up to 30 young people (and their children) from the Hope Street in Whittlesea program or Whittlesea Housing into 1 and 2 bedroom units
  • Providing case management once they secure private rental of these units
  • Helping these young people maintain their tenancy, employment, education and training, and community connections
  • Engaging the support of community stakeholders including local businesses to address barriers contributing to youth homelessness

Please contact us if you would like to become a partner and support at risk young people and young families.

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